Largest coronal mass ejection in five years... auroras a comin'

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  1. Candlelight

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  2. SeerSGB

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    I love stuff like this. Can't wait to see what photos come out of it; especially that amateur stuff as they usually get some really great photos.
     
  3. Amaris

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    This should be interesting!
     
  4. SeerSGB

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    Just remember, we're all Trek fans, so if you're where you can witness you've all but gotta shout "Shields! Shields!" followed by "Turn her into the wave!"
     
  5. Nerys Ghemor

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    How far out of their normal areas are the auroras supposed to come?
     
  6. propita

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    As I step out the front door, hoping that there might be auroras in Fresno, Hubby asks what I'm doing. "Massive coronal ejection," like that explains everything.

    *sigh*

    I'm such a geek.
     
  7. B.J.

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    ^ And that's a bad thing? :D
     
  8. Candlelight

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    It's still low levels here, just above 1 on the K-Index (5 becomes visible, 7+ is a fireworks show).

    Have got clear skies all night so hoping for the best.
     
  9. Candlelight

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    You can get arrested for that!
     
  10. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, I can already see them where I am up north, so I can only imagine they'd be even more vibrant under good conditions. I might have to take you up on that challenge of taking pictures of them :)
     
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    With Boston about five minutes directly North of me, my chances of seeing any aurora are slim to none.
     
  13. Disruptor

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    The whole planet is gonna fry! We are dooooomed! :eek:
     
  14. Zulu Romeo

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    This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
     
  15. ares93

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    Good to hear I'm not the only one with a dirty mind. :lol:
     
  16. Canadave

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    Of course it's completely overcast here. Boo!
     
  17. Gryffindorian

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    I misread the title: "Largest coronal massive erection"

    :D
     
  18. SPOCKED

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    With RJ about five minutes directly North of me, my chances of seeing any Boston are slim to none. Or his Borealis :p
     
  19. Candlelight

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    Saw nothing. Levels got as high as four but nothing became visible. Clear skies all night too.

    Grrr.
     
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